On my US tour I’ve had the privilige to play with some really talanted people. One of them is Michelle Lewis, a singer/songwriter based in Boston, MA and today’s window is a special greeting from Michelle to all of you. This is a video of Michelle singing “In The Bleak Midwinter”. Michelle’s albums, the perfect gift to anyone who already has everything, are available at http://michellelewismusic.com/wordpress/store/. If you want to enjoy Michelle’s beautiful music in your home, she’s also taking requests for house concerts for 2013. You can contact her through her website http://michellelewismusic.com/.
My favorite food on the Christmas dinner table is the Swedish Christmas ham, but I know that a lot of people out there prefer to not eat meat for Christmas. One talanted artist that was a guest on my Xmas Calendar in 2009 showed me some great ways to celebrate Christmas without meat, and I decided to share that episode with you guys as a re-run.
Stiko Per Larsson is a great Swedish artist who is not only a vegetarian, but also have a habit of doing long walking tours. He’s walked all over Scandinavia playing his music. Check out his music and upcoming gigs here!
Here’s me and Stiko Per Larsson cooking a vegetarian Christmas dinner! http://youtu.be/r8ufMmi-NU8
It’s been amazing that I have received so much help, support and interest from my fans during the production of my two latest EPs. Thanks to YOU I have been able to record and release them, and for that I am eternally grateful!
Now it’s time for me to start making part three of the L.O.V.E saga and I need your help again. This time it will be a little bit different. For one I’m using Bandcamp instead of Pledgemusic and this time I have affixed packages to make it easier for you to choose your level of involvement. Like before, you’re very welcome to send me an email or comment below if you feel that something is missing amongst the items available to pledge for and I’ll be happy to include it. You will still receive updates from the project such as blogs, pics and videos.
The interesting thing about this project is that I have four different producers, the four guys that also happen to be in my backing band. They are all very talanted but they all have very different taste in music and I thought it would be interesting to see how they interpreted my songs if I gave them the chance. ‘L’ was produced by my cello player Christian Hörgren and ‘O’ by my drummer Joakim Lundgren. We’re now down to ‘V’ and this time it’s my bass player Janne Manninen who produces the EP. His roots are more dance and electronica than the others and this EP will be very different from all my other stuff. But it’s still me doing the vocals and guitar and it’s all my songs, just in a new exciting suit.
So, go and check out the new design on the tees and posters and start choosing your pledge package. Go to the pledge site for more information about the different items and how to pledge. Thanks again for helping me out!
The multi-talanted Jesper Jonsson has done it again! This time he’s produced and animated a video for my song ‘Glow’ from ‘O – part two of L.O.V.E’. All the beautiful animations in the video are all hand made by Jesper. Jesper who also releases his own music under the name “The Courage” did the remix and remix video for my song ‘You plate your heart with gold’ from my latest full length album ‘Florida’ and I liked it so much that I just had to ask him to do this video. His friend Per Gustin filmed all the sequences that I’m appearing in and it all came together in this beautiful piece of art.
We had the chance to make this with the help from my fans that supported the making of ‘O- part two of L.O.V.E’ via pledgemusic.com.
Thank you to Jesper, Per and all of you that keep supporting me and my music.
I’m happy to announce the guest artists that will be performing with me on my Christmas shows in December. Make sure you book your tickets before they’re all sold out. Cornelisrummet at Mosebacke only takes 50 people per concert and the tickets are already available for purchase here. Sofia Talvik’s Julmys is a Christmas show where I will play my original Christmas songs alongside my favourite wintery songs by other artists like Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. I’m also very happy to announce that 3 very talanted stars from Sweden will join me for a show each.
Almost 15 years have passed since the birth of her solo carrier, and yet Meja’s history is not about what happened “ then”. It will always be about what Is happening” now”. The Mega hits are still spinning around in our minds, our lips are still humming “It´s all about the Dum-dum-du-du-du-dum” and the stories of the Japanese mass euphoria are regarded as literacy. It’s nice with fixed stars, the artists we feel are “ours” whom we can feel proud of. But to rely on old ways would be unfair, not only to Meja’s variety and creativity, and if we don’t look ahead we will miss out on a multifaceted artist with the fingers in more cookie jars than most.
Known for both his career in the band Loosegoats as well as his many praised solo albums, Christian Kjellvander is probably the most American country-esque singer/songwriter in the whole of Scandinavia. Or as “The Sun” describes his music; “You’d bet your bottom dollat that the man behind it lived in a small American town.”
December 12th: Pernilla Andersson
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Pernilla Andersson is in her spare-time a passionate fisherman. She also runs her own label Sheriff, has produced several albums and released no less than 6 solo albums in both English and Swedish. This Swedish bombshell has several talents and and a heart of gold. She’s involved in the project “Don’t mess with out water” and some of the profits from her latest album goes to the cause of saving the sea environment in the Baltic sea.